While Damon Salvatore is a total bad boy on The Vampire Diaries, the actor that portrays him, Ian Somerhalder, is a total softie. The model-turned-actor is attached to many projects around the world that are trying to create social change and impact the world in a positive way — and his birthday wish is no different.

Ian took to Instagram to share his birthday plea with his fans. “For my 35th birthday I have a simple goal… Imagine if 1 million of the 7 billion people on Earth shared just $35 with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. We could stop wishing & create change,” the photo reads.

But the smouldering hunk didn’t let that be the only message to his fans. He took to the caption to let us know exactly how he feels about his birthday wish:

“2 months away, on December 8th 2013 IS my BIRTHDAY PROJECT. For me it's the most crucial time in my life and the lives of us all for the type of change on our planet as well as in us that will move us compassionately and sustainably into our future. Please send this into the beautiful and powerful organism that is social media. RETWEET, repost, resend, respond — whatever moves this message onto EVERY media platform from here to outer space!! If I've ever asked for ANYTHING — I guarantee this time is the most important thing I've ever asked any human being — much less 4,234,470! I'm excited and grateful to be a part of this with you and watch the activation of the world create it's own path. Let the Change BEGIN! Copy and paste this link isfoundation.org then click on GIVE Thank you!”

What do you think about Ian’s birthday wish? Hit the comments and let us know if you’ll be making his wish come true!

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!